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Glendale School (1864-1958) “Oldest Remaining School Building in Nevada”

Glendale School

Glendale School Overview

“Oldest Remaining School Building in Nevada” Archie Bryant built this structure in 1864 and it remains a testament to his craftsmanship. It was moved from its original site in 1976 and
finally came to rest at this location in 1993.

Perhaps the most notable student that attended here was U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran.

Category

  • Architecture
  • Person

Marker Type

On building

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Glendale School is Nevada Historical Marker #169.

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County

Washoe County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.534573, -119.754847

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Glendale, as a settlement, preceded Reno and was destined to be the metropolis on the Truckee River until the Central Pacific Railroad was induced to bypass the community for a station at Lake’s Crossing (Reno).

E. C. Sessions, the first teacher, organized the school and taught in his home until this building opened in 1864.  Archie Bryant built the structure at a cost of $1,446 and it remains as a testament of his craftsmanship.  The original School Board of Trustees consisted of John F. Stone, William Steele, and N. C. Haslund.

Over the years, many Nevadans attended the Glendale School.  Perhaps the most notable student was U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran.

The school building moved from its original site in 1976 and finally came to rest at this location in 1993.

STATE HISTORIC MARKER NO.  169

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

TROOP #76 – BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

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